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CARY, N.C., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Laser Eye Center of Carolina (LECC) announced today that it has become the first and only medical facility in North Carolina to offer patients the benefits of the iFS femtosecond laser for corrective vision procedures such as corneal transplants, cataract surgeries and LASIK.
The invention of the laser -- more than 50 years ago -- that has turned up in everything from Compact Discs to laser pointers, now has a new enemy: the "antilaser" -- the first device capable of trapping and terminating laser beams.
Laser ablation is well known in medical applications like dermatology and dentistry, and for more than a decade it has been used to vaporize materials that are difficult to evaporate for high-tech applications like deposition of superconductors.
In an advance that sounds almost Zen, researchers have demonstrated a new type of pulsed laser that excels at not producing light.
Painted-over murals were thought to be irretrievably lost because conventional methods are seldom suitable to rendering the hidden works visible without causing damage.
University of Rochester scientists discover that laser technique used to change the colors of metals could have important implications for medicine.
Predatory fish are well aware of the problem: In a swarm of small fish it is hard to isolate prey. A similar situation can be found in the microcosm of atoms and molecules, whose behavior is influenced by "swarms" of electrons.
AFOSR-funded researchers at the University of Rochester are using laser light technology that will help the military create new forms of metal that may guide, attract and repel liquids and cool small electronic devices.
In nature, trees pull vast amounts of water from their roots up to their leaves hundreds of feet above the ground through capillary action, but now scientists at the University of Rochester have created a simple slab of metal that lifts liquid using the same principleâ€”but does so at a speed that would make nature envious.